The Mummy Reboot Director Labels the Film as Biggest Failure of His Life

April 23, 2022

Five years ago, Universal seemed set to launch their Dark Universe and revive some of the most iconic movie monsters of all time in an interconnected world that would have seen the likes of Dr. Jekyll crossing paths with Frankenstein, the Wolfman and, in a first movie, The Mummy. Led by Tom Cruise, The Mummy arrived in 2017 and one in swoop managed to derail the entire project as a commercial and critical failure. While Universal have still managed to bring their old monsters back to life in stand-alone movies with modern twists, the memory of the failed Dark Universe is still something that is remembered by The Mummy’s writer-director Alex Kurtzman

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